North Korean defector 'deeply moved' to be honored at State of the Union

North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho spoke to ABC News about receiving a standing ovation at President Trump's first State of the Union address.
2:42 | 01/31/18

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I think I reached the point that I knew that I can be poor sentencing global day. And you can you can means public eye by risking crossing the vocal that was so worth it. Because I just want to be one single day as continuing human being. And I think the more immediate reason was that there was a growing oppression by the move couldn't reach him up from my personal life. Ellis made through personal statements ideal with some personal best. Toward that can jump. And he's henchmen into the north because I was some men with disability. In the north. But I affected the nation in search of freedom. And I stewed in the movie not the international community and particularly. At the invitation of the US cryptic and I think the message was that. Ellis a moment that indicate that I had listened well victory. Detroit the Kendall beat Alice deeply moved to tears and that keep renewable loan because. I was once so they go in those who and I was an amputee. And I was threats and seek unity by the most damaging and that he physically tormented me including question my own neck. However though I was standing at that historical moment of every important place. Even to the point where the president of the United States was personally mentioned me. Always keep the rules and it is indeed beyond any words that I could you explain or use to explain night keeping back. I think it is surely though barely a wise at the right course of action that the president of the United States pinching think about it. The who was Schwarz held captive and the dying out of humble. And those who get caught like trying to pick will be who had treatment of animals and we'll we can field. And even more. Unfortunately. The American citizen able to Olympia had maybe all of which means that. When you combine all of that even with this horrible. Fact that they are developing nuclear missile program. I think test. The commander in chief of the United States. And by the rights guaranteed by the US constitution. I think figures president is licensed in the applies maximum pressure though on the north. And I think by doing so we can induce North Korea I do to change or to surrender what apps. I'll for your information this is some of the post and appeasement that I'm getting some help from those but details. The other night is more pop these days and what being used nor mute nor missiles but. Price.

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